My MAC Pro Palettes


Towards the end of 2013 I became a little obsessed with MAC eye shadows, so much so I ended up filling two Pro palettes in the space of a month... oops. I love MAC's shadows for their quality and pigmentation, they last all day and blend like a dream. For $15 a pop, their price tag may make of us makeup lovers cringe at the thought of our bank balances draining, but adding your own custom palette to your collection is worth it. In my opinion, a Pro palette is worth investing in for a few reasons, you can create your own palette using any shades you desire, you have a perfectly sized palette which keeps your shadows in one easily accessible place, its great for travelling and it also looks pretty. 

You can choose to buy each individual eye shadow in its original packaging and de-pot them (I can do a tutorial for this if you would like) so you can use the packing for the back to MAC programme and receive a free lipstick or eye shadow, or you can buy the eye shadows in their pan form for $12 instead of $15. I decided to make two palettes, one with more neutral shades for everyday wear, and one with brighter shades for when I feel like being more playful with my eye makeup. 

My Neutral Palette 

L - R bottom - top / Vanilla, Naked Lunch, Omega, Brun, Honey Lust, Charcoal Brown, Woodwinked, Mulch, Filament, Scene, Satin Taupe, Patina, Brule, All That Glitters, Blackberry. 

Vanilla - A matte cream shade with a hint of shimmer. This eye shadow is a great highlighter and also a nice base for a neutral smokey eye. 
Naked Lunch - A shimmery neutral pink shade with a satin finish. This is a staple in most makeup collections, a perfect everyday shade and it looks beautiful on the lid paired with Satin Taupe in the crease. 
Omega - A cool toned matte light brown shade, perfect crease and brow colour. Its a great transition shade when doing a cut crease or smokey eye look. 
Brun - A matte dark brown shade. This shade is great in the crease to give an eye look some depth. 
Honey Lust - A glittery honey gold shade 
Charcoal Brown - A matte brown shade
Woodwinked - A shimmery bronze shade with gold flecks and a stain finish
Mulch - A warm toned shimmery brown shade 
Filament - A glittery silver, this shade looks lovely on its own for a wash of shimmer and it looks great layered over coloured eye shadows to intensify an eye look. 
Scene - A very cool toned grey shade with blue undertones. This shade works great with blue eyes. 
Satin Taupe - A shimmery brown with flecks of pink & blue with cool undertones. This is my favourite MAC eye shadow, its a beautiful taupe shade they compliments any eye colour.
Patina - A shimmery light gold shade with pink undertones. It doesn't look like much in the pan, but this shade is a beautiful everyday colour. 
Brule - A matte cream shade which is a lovely highlight colour. 
All That Glitters - A glittery pink shade which is a similar colour to naked lunch but more glittery and intense 
Blackberry - A matte plum shade which works warms up an eye look. It works beautifully with a grey eye shadows. 


From the wrist down - Blackberry, All That Glitters, Brule, Patina, Satin Taupe, Scene, Filament, Mulch, Woodwinked

Elbow up - Vanilla, Naked Lunch, Omega, Brun, Honey Lust, Charcoal Brown, Woodwinked, Mulch, Filament, Scene. 

My Bright Palette

L  - R Top to Bottom / Nylon, Rice Paper, Copperplate, Wedge, Sable, Mythology, Honesty, Coppering, Antiqued, Contrast, Satellite Dreams, Fig, Green Smoke, Plumage, Carbon.

Nylon - A cream eye shadow with a stain finish, the perfect highlight shade
Rice Paper - A champagne shade with a hint of shimmer, its is a nice lid shade for a wash of colour. 
Copperplate -A matte grey colour, a versatile shade that can be worn on its own on the lid or in the crease to intensify an eye look. 
Wedge - A matte warm toned brown, a great transition and crease shade. 
Sable - A warmed toned shimmery bronze shade with pink undertones.
Mythology - A shimmery light copper shade 
Honesty - A warmed toned champagne shade with shimmer and pink undertones, this is a beautiful shade that is very comparable to stillas Kitten. 
Coppering - An intense shimmery copper shade that works beautifully with blue eyes. 
Antiqued - A shimmery dark bronze shade with red undertones. 
Contrast - A shimmery electric blue shade 
Satellite Dreams - A shimmery purple shade 
Fig - A matte deep purple shade that works nicely under Satellite Dreams to intensify the colour. 
Green Smoke - A beautiful shimmery olive green shade. This colour works brilliantly over the top of Satin Taupe. 
Plumage - A matte deep turquoise shade.
Carbon - A matte highly pigmented black shade. 

L-R Nylon, Rice Paper, Copperplate, Wedge, Sable, Mythology, Honesty, Coppering, Antiqued, Contrast, Satellite Dreams, Fig, Green Smoke, Plumage, Carbon.

Nylon, Rice Paper, Copperplate, Wedge, Sable, Mythology, Honesty, Coppering, Antiqued, Contrast, Satellite Dreams, Fig, Green Smoke

Do you have a MAC Pro palette?

What are you favourite MAC shades?


  1. Your collection is wow! I finished my first 15 palette this month (my latest post features my newest purchases!), and received my second empty palette for Christmas so that's my next little project! Xx

  2. I'm in recovery for a MAC shadow addiction but this is tempting me back. The new palettes are just *sigh*. Amazing. QworterLifeCrisis

  3. These are all such lovely shades! I'm working on my MAC palette right now and so far I have five eyeshadows. My favourite is definitely Patina. It's gorgeous!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  4. Love all your shadows Victoria! So lovely - you've made me want to go and fill up the other side of my duo palette!


  5. I'm so jealous you own all these lovely shades! Thanks for the swatches - I'm currently filling a palette so this is really useful. My favourite shade at the moment is All That Glitters, it is perfect for days when I want a quick wash of colour.

    Charlotte Breony xx

  6. You have some real classics! I love my MAC Pro palettes. Found you through Tenneil's blog xx

  7. Gorgeous, I'm so jealous, wish I had palettes like that! I love your blog so I've nominated you for a Liebster award for up and coming bloggers :) xxx


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